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拜登支持川普废止美国第230条《通讯端正法》,防止社交媒体被共产党大外宣渗透

保护言论自由免于自我审查,美国民主党拟参选人之一拜登(Joe Biden)30日再表态,虽不喜欢美国总统川普针对推特公司所颁布的行政命令,但他也支持废止《》第230条(Communications Decency Act Section 230)。

综合媒体报导,川普推特官方帐号贴文遭推特事实查核小组认为表扬暴力,遭认证为假讯息,之后川普签署行政命令,并且扬言废止《通讯端正法》第230条。

民主党拟参选人之一、前副总统拜登(Joe Biden)美国时间30日接受美媒采访时再表态,认为应该要“立即废止”《通讯端正法》第230条。拜登竞办发言人指出,前副总统拜登维持他的立场,认为法律该被废止,而且他寻求机会在参众议院提案,要求社群平台公司须对其有意传递错误性问责。

今年1月拜登接受美国《时代杂志》专访时说,《通讯端正法》第230条须被立即废止。他认为,像脸书执行长札克柏格(Mark Zuckerberg)跟其他平台,明知道其大外宣的讯息是错的仍大宣特宣,所以,《通讯端正法》第230条应该被废止。

Joe Biden doesn’t like Trump’s Twitter order, but still wants to revoke Section 230

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/29/21274812/joe-biden-donald-trump-twitter-facebook-section-230-moderation-revoke

Former Vice President Joe Biden still wants to repeal the pivotal internet law that provides social media companies like Facebook and Twitter with broad legal immunity over content posted by their users, a campaign spokesperson told The Verge Friday. Still, the campaign emphasized key disagreements with the executive order signed by the president earlier this week.

Earlier this year, Biden told The New York Times that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act should be “revoked, immediately.” In recent days, President Donald Trump has reinvigorated a controversial debate over amending the foundational internet law after Twitter fact-checked one of his tweets for the first time. Over the last year, Trump and other congressional Republicans have grown concerned over the false idea that social media platforms actively moderate against conservative speech online.

Trump turned his threats into action Thursday, signing an executive order that could pare back platform liability protections under Section 230.

In a statement Thursday responding to the order, Biden campaign spokesperson Bill Russo said that “it will not be the position of any future Biden Administration … that the First Amendment means private companies must provide a venue for, and amplification of, the president’s falsehoods, lest they become the subject of coordinated retaliation by the federal government.”

Still, Biden’s position on Section 230 remains unchanged. A spokesperson for the campaign told The Verge Friday that the former vice president maintains his position that the law should be revoked and that he would seek to propose legislation that would hold social media companies accountable for knowingly platforming falsehoods. Unlike Trump, Biden’s policies are meant to lead to more moderation of misinformation, rather than less.

In Biden’s January interview with The Times, he said that “Section 230 should be revoked, immediately, should be revoked, number one. For Zuckerberg and other platforms.” He continued, “It should be revoked because it is not merely an internet company. It is propagating falsehoods they know to be false.”

Last October, the Biden campaign sent a letter to Facebook and Twitter asking that the platforms reject any political ads placed by the Donald Trump campaign that are found to be misleading or false. Twitter shut down the ability for advertisers to run political messages the following month. Facebook rejected the idea of banning misleading ads.

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